Picturesque Bohinj Railway

Jump back in time as you take a scenic ride on the steam train on the picturesque Bohinj railway. This three-hour-long train ride will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience for any true rail enthusiast.

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    Eat & Drink, Heritage
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Picturesque Bohinj Railway.

In Slovenia, you have a chance to travel on a steam engine heritage train and experience a journey through time on one of the most picturesque railway lines. The over 110-year-old Bohinj railway line has 28 tunnels, 65 bridges and 5 galleries. Among its bridges, is the biggest stone railway bridge in the world, including the longest Slovenian railway tunnel measuring 6,327 metres.

The railway line is an important part of the heritage, and travelling on it is an experience to remember, especially if you also indulge in a culinary journey on the heritage train. The atmosphere inside the train can only be described as excellent. The train’s staff, from the train driver to the service personnel, ensure that you are well taken care of and never go hungy or thirsty, particularly during the hot summer days. If you want to send postcards to your loved ones, you can do so from the post office on the train.

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  1. Day 1 Jesenice - Nova Gorica

    The vintage train will depart from Jesenice and continue past Bled, Bohinjska Bistrica, Most na Soči and Kanal to its final stop at Nova Gorica.

    The views of Lake Bled, passing through numerous gorges, crossing many tunnels, never fail to impress. On the train, you will be accompanied by tour guides and staff who will conjure up a merry atmosphere and provide information about the train, the Bohinj railway itself and the regions along the route. The train also has a restaurant carriage serving a selection of drinks and light snacks.

    You will alight at the railway station in Kanal and continue the journey by bus accompanied by tour guides. You will drive along the river Soča past the villages of Anhovo and Plave to the wine-growing region at the Slovene-Italian border – Goriška Brda. In this picturesque area, you will enjoy the views of beautiful small villages, vineyards and fruit gardens.

    On your way to Dobrovo, the centre of Goriška Brda, you will make a short stop in the village Gonjače and climb up a 23 m observation tower offering panoramic views of the entire Goriška Brda region. If you are lucky and the weather is fine, you can see as far as the neighbouring regions of the Vipava valley, the Kras plateau, Friuli in Italy, as well as the Italian Dolomites and the Julian Alps.

    Afterwards, the journey will continue past the medieval village of Šmartno into the centre of the region, Dobrovo. And given that you will have been ’on the road’ for quite a while by then, this will be the perfect time to stop for lunch, which will be served at one of the local restaurants.

    Before your return to the Soča valley, you will also visit the largest wine cellar in the region where you will be able to purchase some of the most exquisite wines of Goriška Brda. Returning to Nova Gorica, the centre of the western part of Slovenia, lying right at the Slovene-Italian border, you will board the train again and start your railway journey back towards the region of Gorenjska.

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